Are Pistons going to hold on to Bojan Bodanovic into next season?
For much of the run-up to the Feb. 9 trade deadline, Bojan Bogdanovic has been one of the best and most discussed players available. The 6'8" wing who can knock down 3s and do some secondary shot creation could help a lot of teams.
One of those is the Pistons, who want to take a big step forward next season. Bogdanovic told Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype the front office spoke to him, and it doesn’t sound like he will get traded.
The Pistons reportedly have set the price for Bogdanovic at an unprotected first-round pick, which is very steep. This may simply be a case of Detroit being willing to keep Bogdanovic around if nobody wants to meet that price. They did just extend him for two years, $39.1 million and he would be the kind of professional veteran that is good to have in the locker room around a younger team.
Bogdanovic, for his part, would rather not hear the rumors.
The rumors are not going anywhere, they will stick around through the trade deadline. Bogdanovic may as well.